As it has in past national election years, the Port Authority of Allegheny County has teamed up with the Black Political Empowerment Project to push that organizations tenet that African Americans should vote in each and every election.
In East Liberty, Sept.8, PAT and B-PEP announced that 40 buses will carry that message across Allegheny County as they ply their daily routes between now and the Nov. 8 election.
“For the first time in our history, with financial support from the Pittsburgh Foundation sponsoring our signs and our mission,” said B-PEP Founder Tim Stevens. “We’ll be showing this message for two months starting today. There will also be two billboards carrying the message on this busway. So now everyone who rides by, or who comes onto this busway will be reminded every day to vote in this and every election.”
Stevens also announced that they would be distributing yard signs throughout Pittsburgh and beyond, thanks to their continued partnership with the Allegheny County Community Intensive Supervision Program. The CISP office will also again be handling transportation for B-PEP’s Roll to the Polls campaign, which provides rides to voting sites for those who need them.